The 5 Most Popular iHeartHsv.com posts of 2017

December 20, 2016 iHeartHsv Team

 

It’s that time of year. We’re all busy prepping for New Year’s events and activities in the Rocket City, writing down our 2018 goals and raising our glasses to an awesome 2017. We thought we’d take a break from all of the hoopla and share with you the 5 most popular iHeartHsv.com posts – our very own ‘Year in Review’ if you will. Have you read them all? Did we miss your favorite post? Let us know in the comment section below.

If you’re a visitor, this list is a perfect way to get to know the Rocket City before planning a visit in 2018. And if you’re a Huntsville/Madison County native, don’t fret. These blogs are fun to read – and who knows – you might discover something you didn’t know. Happy reading!

 

 

 5. Sneak Peek: Huntsville Botanical Garden Guest Center

The gist: In 2017, the Huntsville Botanical Garden opened the doors to its stunning, brand new Guest Center. Readers were able to see behind-the-scenes photos of the construction process, and get details on the new meeting and event spaces that were also built as part of the new facility.

The author: Nicole Castle Brookus is a writer, artist & photographer, avid gardener, lover of all things geeky, and outdoor enthusiast. In her spare time, she studies the traditional herbal medicine of the southeastern United States and spends time hiking in the woods and foraging for wild foods.  You can find her online at Brookus.com or on Facebook.

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4. VLOG: What’s New in Huntsville for 2017

The gist: Readers wanted to know the inside scoop on new developments to look forward to in 2017, and our resident vlogger Katie provided. Campus No. 805, The Avenue, and The Garage at Clinton Row were a few of the projects featured, to name a few.

The author: Katie Wright is a southerner, an explorer, a student, and an old lady at heart. She was born and raised in the south, but abandoned her homeland during her early twenties for the allure of places such as New Zealand and Northern England. After completing her studies, she returned to the sweet sunny south and is now an archaeologist by day and a blogger/vlogger by night. Other hobbies include baking, crocheting, researching local history (like I said… old lady), and putting things in her online shopping cart and then never buying them.

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3. Catch the Eclipse at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The gist: The 2017 solar eclipse was an event that captured the attention of the entire nation, and what better place than the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to join in the excitement?

The author: Rebecca Hitt – Although not born nor raised in Huntsville, being a generally smart lady, Rebecca high-tailed it here as quickly as she could. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in history and with a giant crush on the “stuff” of history, whether in a museum or a historic site. Most of her waking hours involve working in museum education for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Like any good child of the South, she loves storytelling, which she considers an art form. Rebecca enjoys sharing Huntsville’s tales to anyone who will listen whether during Huntsville Ghost Walks, conducting tours of the Huntsville Depot, leading Breakfast Trolley tours or bringing history to life during the Cemetery Stroll. She is also a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society and the Huntsville Historic Marketing Committee.

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2. Paddle the Canal in Downtown Huntsville

The gist: A first time event for downtown Huntsville, Paddle the Canal was a hit for those looking to enjoy the unique activity of canoeing the waters of Big Spring Park.

The author: Ellery Miller serves as the Director of Communications & Special Events for Downtown Huntsville, Inc. She moved to Huntsville from Colorado Springs where she attended Colorado College (CC). Ellery has a background in environmental policy, community engagement, and writing. She worked for the Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability and chaired the CC Energy and Environmental Security think tank. Ellery is big into the running, outdoors, and beer scenes in Huntsville.

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1. 50 Things to do in Huntsville This Summer

The gist: Oh, the sweet song of summer! The list of summer activities and events in Huntsville is almost endless, but we collected 50 of our top picks in one easy to read list.

The author: Rebecca Hitt – Although not born nor raised in Huntsville, being a generally smart lady, Rebecca high-tailed it here as quickly as she could. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in history and with a giant crush on the “stuff” of history, whether in a museum or a historic site. Most of her waking hours involve working in museum education for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Like any good child of the South, she loves storytelling, which she considers an art form. Rebecca enjoys sharing Huntsville’s tales to anyone who will listen whether during Huntsville Ghost Walks, conducting tours of the Huntsville Depot, leading Breakfast Trolley tours or bringing history to life during the Cemetery Stroll. She is also a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society and the Huntsville Historic Marketing Committee.

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From the iHeartHsv and Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau Team, have an amazing 2018!

 

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